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Mon Jan 21, 2019, 06:50 AM

Egypt sentences TV host to year in prison for interviewing gay man

Source: The Independent

An Egyptian TV host has been sentenced to one year in prison after interviewing a gay man on his talk show.

Mohamed al-Gheiti, who previously expressed his stance against homosexuality, invited the man to discuss his lifestyle on air in August 2018.

The move led to the Misdemeanors Court in Giza charging him with promoting homosexuality, incitement to debauchery and immorality and contempt of religion. He was also fined 3,000 Egyptian pounds (130.25).

According to The Egypt Independent, lawyer Samir Sabry filed the case against the TV host with the attorney-general, saying he has violated the basic rules, laws and religious constants.

During the controversial interview, the gay guest, whose face was blurred to protect his identity, revealed he was a sex worker and openly discussed his relationship with another man.


Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/egypt-mohamed-al-gheiti-prison-sentence-gay-guest-interview-lgbt-religion-a8738206.html



WOW! Now that homophobia is affecting heterosexuals (it always has), I wonder if it will make difference in a positive direction. J/K

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Mon Jan 21, 2019, 09:11 AM

1. Oh, well

Egypt was never high on my places to visit list anyway. I would have liked to have done a Nile cruise and seen the pyramids, but that can all wait until my next incarnation.

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Mon Jan 21, 2019, 09:45 AM

2. Bet Pence would love to have those laws in the USA.

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Mon Jan 21, 2019, 10:12 AM

3. The United States is just a couple of steps away from

having similar laws. If Mike Pence and his fellow dominionists get their way, we could be just like Egypt. Let's not let that happen.

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